Monday, June 14, 2010

Golgappa / Pani Puri - गोलगप्पा / पानी पूरी (A Hot and Sweet Indian Snack/Street Food) for Indian Cooking Challenge

Hello friends,

I commented on the challenge blog saying, can it get any better than this? Golgappa. Srivalli, came up with an excellent idea this month to make this all time favorite snack for ICC. This is something that we eat if we are not feeling well or eat more if we are feeling better. Do you know, we used to go and eat golgappa if we wanted to get over our cold or even fever for that matter. I know it is not prescribed (so don't try it), but we just needed any and every excuse to snack on it. And, then we will say "bhaiya, zara teekha jyada karana" (meaning, brother, please make it little spicier). Can you believe how expensive they have become in recent past?

Anyways, here is how I did it. The picture was assembled and taken by N (my husband).

Golgappa / Pani Puri - गोलगप्पा / पानी पूरी  (A Hot and Sweet Indian Snack/Street Food)

For Golgappa/Pani Puri
Sooji (Semolia) - 1 cup
Maida (All Purpose Flour - 1 tbsp
Salt - as per taste
Oil - 2 tbsp
Water - to mix the dough (very little)
Oil - for deep frying

For Spicy Pani or Spicy Water
Chopped Mint Leaves 1 1/2 cups
Chopped Coriander Leaves 1 tbsp.
Tamarind 1/3 cup
Ginger 1"
Green Chillies 4 to 5
Ground Cumin Seed (roasted) 1 tsp.
Kala Namak (Black Salt ) 1 1/2 tsp.
Salt to taste
For Filling
Potato Filling
Potato (Boiled) - 2 medium ones
Red Chilli Powder - 1 tsp
Salt to taste
Lentil Filling
Dry Split Yellow Peas - 1/2 cup (soak them overnight)
Salt to taste
Chili powder 1/2 tsp
Turmeric powder
Garam masala powder 1/4 tsp
For Red Tamarind Chutney
Tamarind 1 cup
Jaggery 1/2 cup
Sugar 2 tbsp.
Red chilli powder 1/2 tsp
Dry Roasted cumin powder 1 tsp
Kali Mirch (Black pepper) powder 1/4 tsp.
Cloves 2
Warm water 2 cups
Oil 1 tsp.
Salt to taste

For Golgappa/Pani Puri
  • Mix sooji, maida, salt, oil and little watter into a stuff dough.
  • Cover with a cheese/muslin cloth for about an hour or longer
  • Pinch a small lemon size ball and roll it out into a thin layer
  • Cut the rolled dough with cookie cutter into about 1.5-2 inch diameter circles (depending on how big you can put in your mouth, as these golgappas are usually eaten whole)
  • Fry them in real hot oil for about 10-15 seconds on each side. (they will automatically puff, no need to try anything else).
  • Drain them in paper towel and store them in air-tight container once they are cool enough.

For Spicy Pani or Spicy Water
  • Grind everything into  a paste
  • Add water  to make it desired consistency (and as per taste) and keep it in fridge to chill

For Filling
Potato Filling
  • Finely mash potato and mixed with salt and red chilli.

Lentil Filling
  • Cook yellow peas with salt till they are well cooked
  • Drain and cook with the masalas till aroma comes out

For Red Tamarind Chutney
  • Grind everything into a paste or liquid and adjust seasoning per your taste

There are different ways to serve it in different places. This is how we eat it. Make a hole in the puffed golgappa with your finger, fill it with potato and lentil filling (we usually mix potato and lentil filling by adding some finely chopped onion, cilantro and green chillies per your taste). Then dip it in spicy or sweet chutney and enjoy. I like to sometimes mix spicy and sweet chutney and then dip my golgappa in that and eat. My husband likes to eat it topped with dahi.

So, enjoy them with anything you like. After all, it is a feel-good snack :)

That's all for now. Take care till next post.


Kanchan said...

Lovely step by step presentation !
Loved it :)
and this is my favorite too .. n yeah bhaiyya thoda teekha karna is a common comment from me too :D

and hey we do not get avacados here so couldn't post anything but will love to see the round up soon :)

and yeah .. congrats for Green gourmet gift ;)

Aruna Manikandan said...

Congratulations priya!!!!!

Priya Suresh said...

I enjoyed making them and finishing them, my fav street food, hope u enjoyed having them too..

Priya congrats for winning the green gourmet, u deserve it dear..

Niloufer Riyaz said...

Yummy Priya, Pani puri looks perfect n tasty

Simplyfood said...

These look wonderfully delicious.

lata raja said...

It most certainly can't get better than this..the challenge has flooded the blogsphere with golgappe. Lovely ones here.

Kiran said...

Dear Priya
Panipuri looks very delicious and crispy.Nice pic by your husband.
Congratulations on winning the GreenGourmet GiveAway.

Jayanthy Kumaran said...

Dish looks so droolworthy...delicious dear.

SS blogs here said...

Hey Priya.. lovely lovely Gol Gappey! Hope you all enjoyed them! :)

Umm Mymoonah said...

Cute looking puri's Priya, my mouth waters here:-D

Panchpakwan said...

Wow my fav..Looks chat pata..

Congarts Priya for winng in Preeti's Green event..Keep on rocking.

Anu Nandu said...

Ultimate any time snack - looks good!

Reeni said...

These look positively delicious! I would love to try them with the tamarind chutney. I love tamarind.

Swathi said...


Nice pani puri really good. Nice click too.

The Housewife said...

I love gol gappas! There's nothing better in life! Thanks for posting! :) You're the best!

GayathriRaj said...

Hey is this a pani puri season??? i can see this panipuri dish recipe in every blog...but each one is having their own style of preparing and so is urs...ts really very good and came out really perfect yaar....too good...i love themm...

Unknown said...

Perfect and yummy pani puris..Am drooling here. Thanks for sharing..and a big congrats on your win, Priya :)

divya said...

Priya congrats for winning the green gourmet, u deserve it dear..Nice pani puri really good. Nice click too.

Sanyukta Gour(Bayes) said...

when i make pooris,hard to tk pics as all r finsihed ...hihi...seems the same case with u..hubby saved some to tk pics...great pics by ur hubby...regards...also the pooris hv puffed out so well....yummmmm.....pass me dear i m so all time fav fav fav golgappe

GayathriRaj said...

Hey thats so nice of u to remember me and taking some time in informing abt the challenge....ok now i got into it and understood everythng...but evryone is taking it a real challlenge and doing a gr8 fav pani puri is looking reall yumm...

Home Cooked Oriya Food said...

lovely pani puri...
i can eat it for any meal!

PranisKitchen said...

really nice and delicious panipuri..i know its not so easy but u did it perfectly good job yarr

Vidya Chandrahas said...

pani puri...delicious and here my mouth waters.

suma said...

Mouth watering pani puri!!

PS said...

feel like grabbing it priya.. lovely presentation by your hubby..

Rajee Mani said...

Yummy gol gappe Priya. And a lovely presentation too. I sure do admire you guys for doing this from scratch.

Sushma Mallya said...

wow my fav, looks so very delicious...

turmericnspice said...

fav...looks yumecious


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